Grateful Dead Hour no. 1566

September 23rd, 2018

Week of September 24, 2018

Part 1 24:38
Grateful Dead, Pacific Northwest ’73-’74 (6/26/73)
THE OTHER ONE
Jerry Garcia, Garcia (Round Records)
LOSER

Part 2 30:46
Dead & Company 8/26/18 Lock’n Festival, Arrington VA
SPACE->
MORNING DEW->
NOT FADE AWAY

Branford Marsalis joins Dead & Company at the Lock’n Festival. Enjoy!

The new Pacific Northwest boxed set is amazing! So many great performances. We’ll hear more in the weeks to come.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Jamgrass powerhouse Greensky Bluegrass comes to The Cap on Saturday, October 6 with The Lil Smokies. And Deadheads can enjoy Grateful Dead night every Wednesday at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Lillie Belle Farms hand made chocolates, Recognized as one of America’s top 10 chocolatiers by Pastry Arts and Design. Lillie Belle’s award-winning creations include the 80% Dark Star bar, the 70% Ramblin Rose, and more. Made by heads, for heads.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1565

September 21st, 2018

Week of September 17, 2018

Part 1 26:00
Dead & Company 7/2/18 Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View CA
THROWING STONES
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 27 (9/2/83) (Rhino)
EYES OF THE WORLD

Part 2 29:40
Grateful Dead 3/14/71 Camp Randall Field House, Madison WI
WHARF RAT
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD->
JOHNNY B GOODE
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Lillie Belle Farms hand made chocolates, Recognized as one of America’s top 10 chocolatiers by Pastry Arts and Design. Lillie Belle’s award-winning creations include the 80% Dark Star bar, the 70% Ramblin Rose, and more.  Made by heads, for heads.

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Greensky Bluegrass brings their unique blend of bluegrass and jam to The Cap with The Lil Smokies on Saturday, October 6. This night will be filled with foot-stomping tunes. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1564

September 9th, 2018

Week of September 10, 2018

Part 1 26:54
Grateful Dead 3/14/71 Camp Randall Field House, Madison WI
GOOD LOVIN’
Bob Weir, Heaven Help the Fool (Rhino)
SALT LAKE CITY

Part 2 28:38
Grateful Dead 3/14/71 Camp Randall Field House, Madison WI
CASEY JONES
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Dead & Company 6/4/18 Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati OH
DEAL

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Jamgrass powerhouse Greensky Bluegrass comes to The Cap on Saturday, October 6 with The Lil Smokies, throwing it down at The Cap with good vibes and a killer light show. And Deadheads can enjoy Grateful Dead night every Wednesday at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1563

September 2nd, 2018

Week of September 3, 2018

Part 1 24:34
Grateful Dead 3/14/71 Camp Randall Field House, Madison WI
TRUCKIN’
ME AND MY UNCLE
IT HURTS ME TOO
BERTHA

Part 2 30:25
Grateful Dead 3/14/71 Camp Randall Field House, Madison WI
ME AND BOBBY McGEE
HARD TO HANDLE
LOSER

Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing Grateful Dead (Grateful Dead)
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Singer-songwriter Amos Lee returns to The Cap on Sunday, September 16, supporting his latest album, My New Moon. Tickets are on sale now. And every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The music sharing community Lossless Legs. If you have a rare and different recording you’d like to share, you can sign up at shnflac.net

Summer sale continues – free shipping!

August 26th, 2018

Most of David’s CDs are available for $10, with free shipping! Free shipping on books (paperback and hardcover), too.

Click here for more info and ordering

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1562

August 26th, 2018

Week of August 27, 2018

Part 1 24:03
Grateful Dead 6/4/76 Paramount Theatre, Portland OR
SLIPKNOT!->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Part 2 31:26
Grateful Dead 6/4/76 Paramount Theatre, Portland OR
PLAYING IN THE BAND
MIGHT AS WELL

Talk
Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
SCARLET BEGONIAS
David Gans, Drop the Bone (Perfectible Recordings)
RIVER AND DROWN

I just can’t get enough of this Joe Craven & The Sometimers record! Every track is a brilliant new take on a song we love from Jerry’s repertoire.

“River and Drown” is a song about the people you meet at music festivals.

And again, apologies for the incomplete songs on this wonderful 6/4/76 recording. I shared every bit of music that was on the tape.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. If you have a ticket to see Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band at The Cap on Thursday, September 6, Garcia’s has a Pre-Show featuring Jesse Bardwell and the Free Union, with Grahame Lesh, Elliott Peck, & Paul Figueroa. Doors and show are at 6PM! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand. The band returns to Riviera Maya, Mexico January 17-20, 2019 for an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation featuring three Dead & Company shows on the beach. Packages are available now at playinginthesand.com

Donley Auctions, announcing an auction of priceless Grateful Dead memorabilia on Saturday, September 8 at 10:00am Central Time. The auction features memorabilia from former Grateful Dead employees Annette Flowers and Sue Stephens and filmmaker/producer Len Dell’Amico, and includes original art from Jerry Garcia, signed posters and handbills and documents, plus art from Stanley Mouse. Information and catalog at DonleyAuctions.com or by phone at 815.923.7000

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1561

August 19th, 2018

Week of August 20, 2018

Part 1 15:55
Joe Craven and the Sometimers, Garcia Songbook (Blender Logic)
SHADY GROVE
Shinyribs (Kevin Russell) (Next Waltz)
BROKEDOWN PALACE

Part 2 39:43
Grateful Dead 6/4/76 Paramount Theatre, Portland OR
PROMISED LAND
FRIEND OF THE DEVIL
MAMA TRIED
SUGAREE
CASSIDY
CANDYMAN

I’ve got an incomplete recording of June 4, 1976 to share with you this week and next. A big chunk of the first set is missing, and we only have a few minutes of set two – but it’s wonderful music and I’m gonna give you everything I’ve got.

The Grateful Dead took a 20-month hiatus from touring that started after the October 1974 shows at Winterland that were filmed for the Grateful Dead Movie. Everybody did other projects, but the Dead also got together at Bob Weir’s home studio to develop the material that became Blues for Allah. When they returned to touring in June of 1976 they had a bunch of great new material, and drummer Mickey Hart had returned to the fold. So it’s a seven-piece band we hear here – Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir on guitar, Phil Lesh on bass, Keith Godchaux on keyboards, Donna Jean Godchaux on vocals, and Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart on drums. They did a six-week tour of small venues in June and July, of which this was the second – June 4, 1976 at the Paramount Theater in Portland, Oregon. We hear the benefits of all that studio work and the rehearsing they did before the tour, too – this performance displays both power and restraint, and Betty Cantor-Jackson’s recording mix is sweet and clear. Enjoy!

We began with another track from that amazing CD Garcia Songbook by Joe Craven and the Sometimers.

“Brokedown Palace” is a new single by Shinyribs (aka Kevin Russell, late of the legendary Austin band The Gourds) and Band of Heathens, on a Texas label called The Next Waltz. Shinyribs is Kevin Russell, .

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Greensky Bluegrass brings their unique blend of bluegrass and jam to The Cap with The Lil Smokies on Saturday, October 6 for a night of fierce, high-spirited energy, and foot-stomping tunes. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

The Cap is also proud to announce Oteil Burbridge and Friends on Saturday, December 29. The legendary bassist for the Allman Brothers and Dead & Company will be joined by Melvin Seals, Eric Krasno, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Jennifer Hartswick, and Weedie Braimah. Oteil and Friends at the Cap December 29th – ticket are available at the box office and at thecapitoltheatre.com

Dead and Company’s Playing in the Sand. The band returns to Riviera Maya, Mexico January 17-20, 2019 for an all-inclusive Caribbean concert vacation featuring three Dead & Company shows on the beach. Packages will be available August 22nd at 1PM ET. For more information, and to sign up for pre-sale access, visit playinginthesand.com

The music sharing community Lossless Legs. If you have a rare and different recording you’d like to share, you can sign up at shnflac.net

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1560

August 12th, 2018

Week of August 13, 2018

Part 1 30:45
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Noblesville IN
HELP ON THE WAY->
SLIPKNOT!->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER

Part 2 25:07
Dead & Company 6/6/18 Noblesville IN
VIOLA LEE BLUES
Bob Weir, Heaven Help the Fool (Rhino)
EASY TO SLIP
Grateful Dead 5/19/74 Portland Coliseum
SCARLET BEGONIAS

Grateful Dead Records is taking orders for Pacific Northwest ’73-’74: The Complete Recordings – six complete shows, two each from from Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. I was at the 5/19/74 show in Portland, and it’s one for the ages (you’ve heard the second-set jam on the GD Hour many times over the years). The other five shows are damn good, too! (This “Scarlet Begonias” is from my stash – the mastered recordings are going to sound even better!)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

The music sharing community Lossless Legs. If you have a rare and different recording you’d like to share, you can sign up at shnflac.net

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. After being honored with a “Lifetime Achievement” Grammy, the legendary Original Meters rhythm section of Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. will team up with Cyril Neville  and members of Dumpstaphunk at The Cap on Thursday, August 23. Foundation of Funk at The Cap will dive deep into the extensive catalog to create a truly unique Meters experience. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1559

August 5th, 2018

Week of August 6, 2018

Part 1 36:41
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
DRUMS->
SPACE->
NOT FADE AWAY->
STELLA BLUE->
ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT

Part 2 18:58
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
US BLUES
Grateful Dead, Anthem of the Sun: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Rhino)
THAT’S IT FOR THE OTHER ONE (original mix)
COLD RAIN AND SNOW (10/22/67)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. On Thursday, August 23, the legendary rhythm section of the Original Meters – Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter Jr. – team up with Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers and members of Dumpstaphunk to honor The Meters’ 50 year history. NOLA takes over New York. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Summer sale – free shipping

August 5th, 2018

Most of David’s CDs are available for $10, with free shipping! Free shipping on books (paperback and hardcover), too.

Click here for more info and ordering

Newspaper article about DG

July 29th, 2018

David Gans continues to honor the Dead
Musician, writer, historian plays Buchanan Common
by Jeremy D Bonfiglio 7/26/18

Excerpt:

“One of the most important things that I learned from the Grateful Dead was to treat all material equally,” Gans says by phone from his home in Oakland. “The Dead were amazing songwriters and really, really brilliant interpreters of other people’s music. Then, of course, there is a lot of improvisation in there as well, so I consider myself a spiritual child of the Grateful Dead in that I treat all material equally and just try to tell a story without favoring one or the other.”

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1558

July 29th, 2018

Week of July 30, 2018

Part 1 23:10
Dead & Company 6/15/18 Citifield, New York
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED->
EASY ANSWERS

Grateful Dead, American Beauty (Rhino)
SUGAR MAGNOLIA

Part 2 32:12

Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
EYES OF THE WORLD->
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN

This is an especially interesting stretch of music in a show that’s pretty great overall. “Eyes of the World” was usually delivered at a very fast clip in this period, but somehow the band tipped into a more relaxed, kinda cruising groove here. After Eyes, when Bob and Jerry left the stage for the drums, Brent Mydland stayed out there and eased into one of his sad blues songs, “Never Trust a Woman.” Phil Lesh stayed with him – and as the song unfolded, Jerry and Bob came back out and played some more. Enjoy!

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Foundations of Funk celebrates 50 Years of the Meters at The Cap on Thursday, August 23 with George Porter, Jr., Zigaboo Modeliste, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville, Cyril Neville and Tony Hall. Garcia’s hosts Grateful Dead night every Wednesday. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1557

July 22nd, 2018

Week of July 23, 2018

Part 1 27:13
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
SCARLET BEGONIAS->
FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN

Part 2 28:11
Dead & Company 6/15/18 Citi Field, New York NY
A LOVE SUPREME->
THE OTHER ONE->
ESTIMATED PROPHET

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. Thursday, September 6 it’s Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band Featuring Nicki Bluhm & Eric Krasno. This is your chance to see Phil at this home away from home, one of Jerry Garcia’s favorite venues: the good ol’ Grateful Capitol Theatre! Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1556

July 16th, 2018

Week of July 16, 2018

Part 1 23:11
Dead & Company 6/30/18 Autzen Stadium, Eugene OR
FENNARIO->
SUGAREE

Part 2 31:17
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
IT’S ALL OVER NOW
ALTHEA->
LET IT GROW

I enjoyed the hell out of Dead & Company’s Summer 2018 tour! I’ve pulled lots of highlights to share in the coming months. You can get these shows in a variety of formats from livedead.co

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Legendary, Grammy-winning bluesman Buddy Guy and young blues guitar icon Jonny Lang play The Cap on Saturday, July 28. Every Wednesday is Grateful Dead night at Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1555

July 8th, 2018

Week of July 9, 2018

Part 1 25:00
Dead & Company 6/30/18 Autzen Stadium, Eugene OR
DEAL
BROKEDOWN PALACE

The Barton Hills Choir, Dead Songs vol 2
EYES OF THE WORLD

Part 2 30:37
Grateful Dead 4/3/82 The Scope, Norfolk VA
FENNARIO->
CC RIDER
BIRD SONG

I especially enjoyed the interplay between Jerry Garcia’s guitar and Brent Mydland’s keyboards in “Bird Song.” Lots of interesting adventures in this recording – we’ll hear more of 4/3/82 in the next few weeks.

I’ve been listening to the Dead & Company summer tour as it has unfolded, and I am seriously impressed! I mean, I knew it would be good, but it is exceeding my high expectations! I’ll be featuring more of 6/30/18 and other highlights of this tour over the coming weeks and months. You can get Dead & Company live shows in a variety of formats from livedead.co

The Barton Hills Choir is a grade-school ensemble from Austin, Texas, under the direction of Gavin Tabone. I’ve done three live performances with the Choir, and I contributed to two songs on their second collection of Grateful Dead favorites. Here’s a link to a video for “Eyes of the World.”

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

Peter Shapiro’s Dayglo Presents. The music of the Grateful Dead will ring out this summer in New York City’s parks! On Thursday, July 19, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead plays Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell. And on Wednesday, September 5, Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band return to Central Park SummerStage. Tickets and more info at bricartsmedia.org and cityparksfoundation.com/summerstage

The Capitol Theatre and Garcia’s in Port Chester, New York. LA-based Grateful Shred makes their East Coast debut at Garcia’s on Thursday, July 12. Grateful Shred was born in a desert and raised in a lion’s den, and this is your chance to see them in New York! Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.